We have our favorite posts of 2015, and looking at the numbers, these are yours.
It was a big year for free apps, Puerto Rican food and ladies in the booze industry. Cocktails are ever-popular while escapes from Manhattan, if only to New Jersey and the Bronx, had you hooked. Local edible fungi top the charts though — just keep in mind that foraging in parks is technically illegal.
Have a favorite story that didn’t make the cut? Got a story idea that you’d like us to explore in 2016? Let us know by leaving a comment or tweeting to us. We’ll see you in the new year!
1. “A Field Guide to New York City’s Edible Mushrooms” by Tove Danovich
Edible mushrooms can be found just about anywhere, including New York City. We consulted an expert to learn more.
2. “The Feminine Mixtique: 8 Women Driving the City’s Cocktail Culture” by Amy Zavatto
Today, New York’s bar scene has finally turned the tide where being a woman in the industry is no novelty.
3. “A Former Gourmet Editor Has Built a Farm-Based Cooking School” by Regina Schrambling
The school opened last summer at Tullamore Farms, a working 210-acre spread along the Delaware River with red barns and silos, a henhouse and chickens.
4. “The Pope of Gramercy Tavern” by Amy Zavatto
After eighteen years, wine maven Juliette Pope is still just a proverbial kid in a candy store.
5. “Puerto Rican Cuisine Is More Than Just Rice and Beans” by Claire Brown
We caught up with chef Xavier Pacheco to learn more about Puerto Rican cuisine and his upcoming collaboration with Navy’s Camille Becerra.
6. “Vintage Cocktail Books Make for Intoxicating Research” by Elizabeth G. Dunn
Libation librarian Greg Boehm has amassed an astounding array of books on booze in a Flatiron storage space frequented by Manhattan’s bartending cognoscenti.
7. “Puerto Rican Moonshine, Pitorro, Finds a Home in the Bronx” by Robert Simonson
Puerto Rico’s native hooch burns bright in the Bronx.
8. “8 Free Food Apps Changing the Way We Eat” by Ruth Temianka
We’re exploring some of the latest free food-related apps and how they might transform how we shop for, cook, eat and relate to food.
9. “This Hospital’s Rooftop Garden Embodies a Growing Shift Within Medical Care” by Rachel Nuwer
One of the hospital’s roofs now hosts a garden complete with rocking chairs, picnic tables and large planters overflowing with edible plants and more.
10. “What We Hope to See in Food and Drink in 2015” by Ariel Lauren Wilson
Cooking more, implementing appropriate technology and promoting “food hubs” are only a few of our 33 hopes for food and drink in 2015.